This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Tide® and Gain® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Open Washing machine with white, red and blue cloths

With young kiddos in the house,  I try to be very aware of any safety hazards around the home.  Young children taste and feel everything they can find to learn more about their environment and while you shouldn’t try (or can’t) get your little one to stop, you need to be aware and on guard. One room in the home that’s often overlooked is the laundry room and the new laundry pacs, those small, single use products.  These powerful packets contain highly concentrated detergent and much like many other household cleaning products, laundry pacs need to be handled with great care to prevent unintended exposure.

In honor of Poison Prevention Week, I am working with Tide and Gain to bring you tips on how to keep your home safe. Through the “Arriba y Lejos” campaign, P&G aims to help parents keep their children safe in the laundry room  through safety education, focused specifically on the responsible handling and storage of the single unidose laundry pacs: Tide Pods and Gain flings.


Before sharing some Laundry Room Safety Tips, it is important to start by saying that if your child does put one of these packets in his mouth or gets any in his eye, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222 immediately.

By making your home a safe environment, you can be confident that while little ones need constant supervision, having a safe environment reduces the risk of accidents. That being said, check out these tips.

10 Laundry Room Safety Tips

  • Remember to seal the container and store ALL laundry detergents, bleach, and cleaning products up and away (Arriba y Lejos) from children and pets and keep the packages closed when not in use.
  • Never combine laundry products with other cleaning products.
  • Keep laundry products in their original containers with its original label in good condition.
  • Clean up any spills immediately.
  • Wash your hands if they come in contact with the laundry detergents.
  • If a product container is empty, throw it away. Do NOT reuse them for something else.
  • The lint trap of the dryer should be cleaned between each load of laundry to prevent dryer fires.
  • Don’t store combustible materials near the dryer.
  • Use childproof locks on front-loading washers and dryers so that the kiddos don’t open the doors while they are being used and especially so that they don’t crawl inside of them.
  • Close and maybe even lock the laundry room door when you are finished doing the laundry, so that the smaller kiddos can’t get in.

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Tide® and Gain® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.